Q & A

Q & A



DHS Proposes Rule on Immigrant Access to Assisted Housing

October 16, 2018    

According to a preliminary notice issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Trump administration is considering ways to strengthen the enforcement of rules that require immigrants to demonstrate that they won’t take advantage of public assistance programs after entering the...

Senator Warren Introduces Affordable Housing Bill

October 16, 2018    

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced an affordable housing bill called the “American Housing and Economic Mobility Act.” It would authorize $500 billion for affordable housing programs over the next 10 years. The legislation increases funding for a number of affordable...

HUD and VA Secretaries Announce Homeless Veterans Housing Initiatives

October 16, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie recently announced $35 million in grants to combat veteran homelessness. The funding will be provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to 212 public housing...

HUD Awards $6.7M in Research Grants to Reduce Lead, Other Housing-Related Health Hazards

October 16, 2018    

To help protect children and seniors from exposure to lead and other home health hazards, HUD recently awarded $6.7 million to seven universities and public health organizations to improve methods for identifying and controlling residential health risks including lead-based paint, mold,...

House Passes Opioid Legislation that Includes Housing Pilot Program

October 16, 2018    

The House recently passed a package of opioid legislation (H.R. 6) that includes a new pilot program to provide housing assistance to individuals recovering from substance-use disorders. The bill would authorize Congress to provide funding for the pilot through the Community Development Block...

PHA Not Required to Add Non-Resident to Household

October 16, 2018    

Facts: In March 13, 2009, a site’s management office received a “Request for Permanent Permission” on behalf of a resident to allow her grandson to permanently join her household. The reason for the...

HUD Offers Rule Waivers in 2018 Disaster Areas

September 24, 2018    

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently published a Federal Register notice informing public housing agencies about waivers of HUD requirements they may request in the aftermath of a presidentially declared Major Disaster Declaration (MDD) during calendar year 2018. To...

HUD Awards Over $12M to Help Tribal Communities Make Housing Safer

September 24, 2018    

HUD recently awarded more than $12 million in Healthy Homes Production grants to 13 Tribes and Tribal agencies to protect children and families from home health and safety hazards. The grant funding will assist and protect families by targeting health hazards in 1,300 low-income homes with...

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Affordable Housing Development Regulatory Burdens

September 24, 2018    

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance recently held a hearing to review “The Cost of Regulation on Affordable Multifamily Development.” At the hearing, expert witnesses identified specific regulations at the federal, state, and local levels that can...

Texas Site Subsidized Unsupported Tenants and Uninspected Units

September 24, 2018    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the multifamily Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program at the Louis Manor Apartments in Port Arthur, Texas, because OIG’s analysis of Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System data showed red flag indicators at...

Colorado PHA Used Operating Funds Improperly

September 24, 2018    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the Meeker Family and Elderly Housing project based on a referral from HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs in Denver. The project is owned and managed by the Meeker Housing Authority. HUD alleged that the owner had failed to...

HUD Didn't Provide Adequate Oversight of Its Family Self-Sufficiency Program

September 24, 2018    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program as part of its annual audit plan.